The incoming class may be the most diverse, with several women, people of color and LGBTQ individuals taking office.
Letitia James, the 67th New York State Attorney General, is also the first woman to ever hold this particular state-wide office.
Andrea Stewart-Cousins is expected to add much needed diversity to the room of "three men" that make important decisions.
After a tight race, Lucy McBath, a "Mother of the Movement" will be headed to Congress to represent Georgia's 6th District.
Black women in leadership roles are imperative. But voters also need to be informed about a candidate’s politics, their values, and who and what they are willing to fight for and against.
Candidate name: Cara McClure State: Alabama Bio: Cara McClure’s personal mission can be summed up with five P’s–”prayer, people, protest, policy, and polls.” Like a record number of Black women […]
Candidate name: Kiana Maria Sears State: Arizona Bio: Kiana Maria Sears is hoping to provide real change for the people of Arizona. The New Orleans native relocated to the Grand […]
Candidate name: Sandra D. Kennedy State: Arizona Bio: Sandra D. Kennedy has been serving the people of Arizona for decades. She was first elected to the Arizona House of Representatives […]
Candidate name: Aja Smith State: California Bio: Technical Sergeant Aja Smith comes from a long line of military service. Both of her grandparents served in the armed forces–her grandfather fought […]
Candidate name: Congresswoman Barbara Lee State: California Bio: Congresswoman Barbara Lee has been fighting for justice and equality in the Bay Area for the last four decades. After moving to […]
Candidate name: Rep. Karen Bass State: California Bio: Congresswoman Karen Bass was first inspired to give back to her community at a very young age. Even before being elected to […]
Candidate name: Congresswoman Maxine Waters State: California Bio: Congresswoman Maxine Waters has been “reclaiming her time” since she was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990. Her […]
Name: Cat Brooks State: California Bio: An organizer, activist, and actor, Cat Brooks serves as the Executive Director of the Justice Teams Network, a network of grassroots activists providing rapid response […]
Name: Pamela Price State: California Bio: Pamela Price opened her own civil litigation firm in 1991, and has been a tireless advocate against sex- and race-based discrimination. Price successfully sued the California […]
Candidate name: Stephany Rose Spaulding State: Colorado Bio: Inspired by the contentious 2016 elections, Stephany Rose Spaulding decided to run for Congress in her adopted home of Colorado after attending […]
Candidate name: Jahana Hayes State: Connecticut Bio: Like many of the women who decided to run for office this year, Jahana Hayes never thought she would get into politics. An […]
In 2016, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester became the first woman and first Black person to be elected to Congress from Delaware.
Candidate name: Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton State: District of Columbia Bio: Eleanor Holmes Norton is hoping that this election season, the residents of Washington, D.C. will give her another 2-year term to improve […]
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson is hoping for another win come November.